INSPIRING people from Harrow and Brent were this morning confirmed as being a part of history as they were selected to carry the Olympic Flame through the streets of London in the lead up to this summer's games.
In total 7,300 people, of the final 8,000 involved around the country, were confirmed as Torchbearers for the landmark sporting event, which will see the torch come through both boroughs on Wednesday July 25.
The momentous day will start at Headstone Manor Recreation Park at 9.17am before making the three hour journey though the streets of Harrow and Brent before making its way through Barnet at a handover in Kingsbury Road.
Before that it will be carried by selected volunteers through Pinner View, Headstone Gardens and Headstone Drive as it passes Harrow and Wealdstone Train Station before it makes its way up Station Road and Harrow on the Hill's famous High Street and then into Subdury Hill.
It will then head through the streets of Brent down Harrow Road and Wembley High Street before passing Olympic venue Wembley Stadium in Empire Way.
Finally it will be carried through Forty Lane and Church Lane before the Barnet handover in Kingsbury Road at 12.19pm where it will head towards Hendon.
Among those who have already been selected to carry the torch is Harrow's Jacqueline Stimpson, a British disabled waterskiier.
Having been left paralysed from the waist down in an accident in 1990 she took up the challenge of seated water skiing, which she later became world champion in having represented Britain at five European Championships and seven World Championships.
She was awarded for her services to the sport in 2007, when she was made an MBE in the Queen's new year's honours list.
In Brent Torchbearer Keith Gussy-Young, a qualified coach nominated for his volunteer work with Brent School Football Association over the last 25 years, has also be confirmed as one of the lucky few to carry the flame.
He said: "I was unaware I was being put forward and would like to thank Sarah Hawken from Brent Sports Service for nominating me. It is an honour to be selected and I look forward to representing Brent on 25 July."
On the day, Brent Council will be hosting 'Brent Celebrates the Flame' at Kings Edwards VII park in Wembley, with an array of music, dance, food and sport.
Each Torchbearer will wear a white and gold uniform which been designed by Adidas.
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